Archinect - News 2014-10-24T16:52:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/73178595/china-s-ghost-mall China's 'ghost mall' Archinect 2013-05-14T20:15:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:06:57-04:00 <em><p>The New South China Mall was once promoted as the world's biggest mall, but it's now pretty much deserted.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69132643/dead-malls-and-the-return-of-main-street Dead-malls and the return of Main Street Nam Henderson 2013-03-10T00:07:00-05:00 >2013-03-13T12:25:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u70w9hzxr7mq80b8.jpg" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The link between this New Urbanist development and a mall REIT is significant. It points to a danger raised by city planner Ann Satterthwaite: that post-mall neighborhoods will simply become outdoor malls, as controlled and sterile &ndash; and state subsidized &ndash; as indoor shopping centers.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Robbie Moore reviews the current state of thought, among&nbsp;urban planners, academics and real estate analysts, studying the future structure of regional towns and suburbs &ndash; and the future of public space, after "<strong>the mall</strong>" has gone. Concepts/terminology include; "<em>Dead Malls, Grayfields and Ghostboxes</em>".</p> <p> H/T <a href="https://twitter.com/bruces/status/310032274466951169" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Sterling</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55294047/china-s-ghost-towns-and-phantom-malls China's ghost towns and phantom malls Archinect 2012-08-14T16:56:00-04:00 >2012-08-14T17:03:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/78a7e457309fe36e6f8f592cecb15ce5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As growth slows, China's huge investment in infrastructure is looking ever harder to sustain, leaving a string of ambitious projects - towns, shopping malls and even a theme park - empty and forlorn.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53694421/the-shopping-mall-turns-60-and-prepares-to-retire The Shopping Mall Turns 60 (and Prepares to Retire) Archinect 2012-07-17T12:18:00-04:00 >2012-07-23T19:07:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94d9b54d92829af1b8e541872384c758.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gruen&rsquo;s idea transformed American consumption patterns and much of the environment around us. At age 60, however, the enclosed regional shopping mall also appears to be an idea that has run its course</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/51398282/debating-the-root-causes-of-zombie-infrastructure Debating the Root Causes of Zombie Infrastructure Archinect 2012-06-14T17:59:00-04:00 >2012-06-15T13:24:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43b3bbd0de889d60dc5f80cc2844a604.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For generations, government policies have been geared toward creating endless landscapes of strip malls... In the process we have gutted our traditional downtowns. We have eaten up farmland and forest. We have, as Nate Berg reported this week, endangered the lives of our senior citizens. We have engineered a world where children cannot walk or bike to school without risking their lives. We have created countless places devoid of any real social value.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/43735428/come-see-the-emptiest-mall-in-the-world Come See The Emptiest Mall In The World Archinect 2012-04-03T19:43:00-04:00 >2012-04-08T19:33:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2tuis64x06eldov.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The giant mall you see in the photos here didn&rsquo;t die. It has never lived, having been nothing but empty since it opened seven years ago. According to its Wikipedia entry, it has an astounding 2,350 available retail spaces, only 47 of which are occupied. Meet the world&rsquo;s largest shopping mall, the New South China Mall in Dongguan, China. It is twice as big as the huge Mall of America outside Minneapolis.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/37136764/making-over-the-mall-with-parks-and-sermons Making Over the Mall With Parks and Sermons Archinect 2012-02-06T14:17:00-05:00 >2012-02-06T14:32:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/crx3fa8ourw5zbke.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designers in Buffalo have proposed stripping down a mall to its foundation and reinventing it as housing, while an aspiring architect in Detroit has proposed turning a mall&rsquo;s parking lot there into a community farm. Columbus, Ohio, arguing that it was too expensive to maintain an empty mall on prime real estate, dismantled its City Center mall and replaced it with a park.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>